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  • Branca, pitcher who gave up 'Shot Heard 'Round World,' dies

    Ralph Branca's career was defined by that one high-and-inside fastball.The Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Scenes of panic prevail as hundreds of Iraqis flee Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq – They came by the hundreds – men, women and children fleeing the battle for Mosul, some bloodied and crying out for help. So large was th ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • U.S. Navy serves up turkey for Thanksgiving dinner

    ABOARD THE USS EISENHOWER – While millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with family and home- ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Drugs, alcohol not involved in Tennessee bus crash; 6th child dies

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A school bus driver had no drugs or alcohol in his system when he careened off a road and smashed into a tree, killing six elemen ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Unusually late Tropical Storm Otto takes aim at Central America

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua – An unusually late-season Tropical Storm Otto swirled over the Caribbean just off Central America on Wednesday and headed toward a ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Wayne State University officer dies from gunshot wound

    DETROIT – A police officer has died a day after he was shot in the head while on patrol near a university campus in Detroit.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • CDC: U.S. abortion rate falls to lowest level in decades

    NEW YORK – The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data release ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Trump picks women for U.N. ambassador, Department of Education

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – Injecting the first diversity into his Cabinet-to-be, Donald Trump selected two Republican women Wednesday who had unflattering thi ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • AP Explains: 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

    NEW YORK – After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Tons of security: Dump trucks protect NYC Thanksgiving parade

    NEW YORK – Fans of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade who come to see the soaring SpongeBob and Snoopy balloons may get a far less heartwarming sight ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Cambodian court upholds life terms for 2 Khmer Rouge leaders

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A special Cambodian court on Wednesday upheld the life sentences for the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge r ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • For Kanye West, a swirling, eventful year ends in a hospital

    NEW YORK – It's been a hectic year for Kanye West. There was a new album that had a tortured, months-long release. Two fashion shows that were plagued ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Firefighters make progress in wildfires, but threat remains

    ATLANTA – Firefighters are gaining ground in their efforts to suppress large wildfires burning in the Southeast, but several blazes continue to creep ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Trump faces hurdles to reinstate waterboarding

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump backs waterboarding and his pick for CIA director has called those who have done it "patriots" not "torturer ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Ohio prosecutor to try police officer again for murder

    CINCINNATI – An Ohio prosecutor said Tuesday he again will seek a murder conviction against a white former University of Cincinnati police officer, an ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:30 pm
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